Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

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Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is an Albemarle County public elementary school providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the western feeder pattern. Students from Meriwether Lewis will move on to Henley Middle School and graduate from Western Albemarle High School. As of 2012, Meriwether Lewis enrolled 447 students and maintained 63 staff and faculty members.[1]


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History

Meriwether Lewis Elementary opened in 1922 and moved to its current location near Ivy in 1988. The school was named for Albemarle-born pioneer, Meriwether Lewis.[1] Lewis is perhaps best known for his exploration of the Louisiana Territory with William Clark and Sacajawea in 1803. The school originally featured a component for agricultural education for high school students. [2]

Awards

The school won the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011,[1] and 2012.[3]

Principals

The current principal of Meriwether Lewis is Kim Cousins.

The following is a list of people who have served as principal.[1]

Term Principal
2014 - present Michael Irani[4]
2008 - 2014 Kim Cousins
2003 - 2008 Sylvia Henderson
1998 - 2003 Jo Vining
1987 - 1998 Elizabeth Bailey
1983 - 1987 Sylvia Henderson
1968 - 1983 William Steigman
1966 - 1968 Juanita Chafin
1956 - 1966 Charles Simmons
1955 - 1956 William Bullock
1946 - 1955 John Breeden
1944 - 1946 Mortimer Sutherland
1941 - 1944 Robert Allen
1932 - 1941 Guy Morris
1931 - 1932 E. Broadwater
1927 - 1929 W. Barrett
1924 - 1925 George Eutsler
1922 - 1924 Frank Taylor

Location

Meriwether Lewis Elementary is located at 1610 Owensville Road.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Web. About MLS, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. Web. Meriwether Lewis School is Opened, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 24, 1922, retrieved January 21, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 24, 1922 page 1.
  3. Web. Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions, Virginia Department of Education, January 5, 2012, retrieved May 31, 2012.
  4. Web. County names new Meriwether Lewis principal, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 31, 2014, retrieved April 7, 2014.

External links

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School